Is the co-op really going to move before our lease is up? Better get involved with YOUR food co-op to make sure we do…

Great Basin News

GBCFC members have contributed almost $180,000 towards our move to the new facility this summer!!! This brings us closer to our goal of moving in with the basic expansion of our departments and all of the components that we need to kick off  the local food distribution facility…in fact, we are just $97,000 short of the project turn around point.  What does “project turn around” mean?  It means that if we don’t raise at least $97,000 more in the next few weeks, we then conclude that the moving project is not viable and the co-op closes its doors on January 31, 2012.

If you want to help your co-op move and contribute to our future success and longevity, then be sure to sign up for a moving presentation.  We will be hosting four (4) more moving presentations from March 28th – April 4th.  We will be serving wine, cheese and snacks to accommodate these 5:30-6:30 p.m. happy hour moving presentation sessions. We need ALL OF OUR MEMBERS SUPPORT to be successful!  SIGN UP TODAY or PLEDGE TODAY by emailing finance@greatbasinfood.coop!

Commercial Kitchen and Community Cafe

Graphic As many of our beloved members are probably aware, the ultimate goal is to raise $415,000 in order to plan and execute the commercial basement kitchen and community cafe upstairs.  In order for these exciting aspects of the project to take place by September 1, 2011 we still need to raise $235,000 in member loan pledges ($1,000 minimum) or 10 year membership equity payments ($150).

To help us better visually see OUR co-op’s progress through out the drive, we have placed a carrot $$ thermometer on our website.

Be a part of the change that you wish to see in Reno!!  Get involved with your co-op’s move!

Other Co-op News

New items this week at the co-op include:

  • local beef dog fat treats from Albaugh Ranch in Fallon, NV
  • 6 varieties of Vosges gourmet chocolate including cherry rooibos, chile red pepper, bacon milk and dark chocolate, Barcelona sea salt almond…
  • Allafia sustainable fair trade bulk body care items including shampoo, conditioner and shea body butter…these products are so “clean” and pure that you can eat what’s in them.  That’s a good thing when you pay attention to recent studies that say the average American woman will intake (through her skin) over 6 lbs of body care products in a year!!

Nevada Women’s Expo

Register for this fantastic event on 4/1 where we’ll discuss Workplace Flexibility and work/life fit challenges and solutions for business owners and employees. Successful Small Businesses will share how they’ve made flexible work arrangements work for them. Human Resource and Negotiation professionals will share their best practices. A panel of 6 fabulous women (including founders of the Great Basin Community Food Co-op) will be moderated by Former Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa. Please register ASAP, first 100 registrants will get FREE parking at UNR! Register at: www.nevadawomensexpo.com.

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